S: For Leanne on her 30th birthday
1: Dear Leanne: Although you may have been too busy studying (or something) to remember, you actually had some fun in your law school years! In case you missed it, and in random order, here are some things you did, places you saw, and people you spent time with in the last few years. -With love from your friends and family
2: Dear Leanne, You've been telling people you're 30 pretty much ever since I've known you--congrats on finally getting there! Thanks for (almost) always be willing to pack a bag and take a trip with me. I look forward to many more fun times. You are a wonderful friend, and I'm so grateful for you! Love, Holley
3: Above: On Segways. In Boston. Redeeming a Groupon. No big deal. 10/2010. Left: Grape crush. Walla Walla. 9/2010.
4: Leanne, I am so excited for this monumental birthday! I wish that Will and I could be with you to celebrate and cause ruckus. You have been such an incredible blessing in my life, I honestly don't know how I would have survived law school without you. God was clearly in overdrive the day he made you. You are filled with so much kindness, compassion, love and warmth that it is always truly a blessing just to be near you. You are always surrounded with wonderful people because you are so adept at sharing your heart and life with others. Your friendliness is contagious, even to curmudgeons like me. I find myself wishing often that I had stolen you and taken you to Idaho with me in order to abuse your friend-making skills. I realize now, on my own, that having friends in law school had nothing to do with me! :) I know you are rebuilding a new community in Seattle and that your birthday will not have nearly as many guests as it should this year. Please don't forget how very many people love you all across the country and don't forget how your love stored in us is being spread. You are wonderful, beautiful, smart, kind and not that old. Happy birthday dear friend, I love you, Chelsea
5: I hope that you know how much I appreciated your friendship while we were in Spokane. Now that we are not so close, I find myself missing your happy-go lucky attitude more and more. You are such a great friend to Chelsea and me and I am looking forward until the next time we get to see you! Happy Birthday, Will | Leanne, Happy 30th Birthday! I wish that I could be with you to help you ring in a new decade of your life. I bet you’re glad that you don’t have to share your party with Cutsie this year!
6: ICELAND BUDDIES! Happy birthday! -Tyler
7: Beautiful Iceland. May, 2010
8: L L | HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE!! Love Aunt Janet & Michael
9: Leanne through the years
10: Leanne - So many of my happiest memories have been with you. You've also been there through some of the darkest times in my life, and I can't tell you how much I've appreciated your support, hugs, and at times, your kicks in the butt. Thank you for your friendship and everlasting patience. You are truly one of the most amazing women I know, and I wish we could live a little closer. Happy 30th my dear! Love, love, love, Katryn
12: Gonzaga-in-Florence 2009
13: Happy birthday! Hope all is well. -Richard | Happy birthday! -Liz
14: H O N D U R A S | 2009
15: and Greece
16: Oahu, January, 2011
17: Holley and Leanne on our awesome road trip in the world's best car: an electric blue Mustang convertible. We had a great time! Happy 30th from Kaitlen.
18: Leanne!!! I love our cuddles and sharing dinner with you!!! You are an amazing human!!! Thank you for loving me!!! Love, Miss Annie!!!
19: Leanne, let's be honest. We've always been kind of ambivalent towards each other. But I don't begrudge you a good birthday. As long as it doesn't interfere with my personal well-being and comfort. Warm-ish regards, Beckett
20: Leanne in Arizona with baby Megan May. 2/2012 Love, Lorraine
21: Happy 30th birthday Leanne! May your year be inspiring, beautiful and full of wonder. I'm so fortunate to have gotten to know you in law school and look forward to seeing you more in the future... especially since we both live in the fantastic Emerald City! This means trips to Pike Place Market, Space Needle-ing, ferry rides, island exploring, whale watching, skydiving, ice skating, concerts, coffee, drinks and dinners! Let's hang out soon and I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are. Love, Kate Above: wine tasting on Bainbridge Island, 3/2012 Left: therapeutic burning of dreaded Linden Cup documents, 5/2010
22: Happy birthday, Leanne! With love from your family
24: Backyard BBQs, a mainstay at the house on Buckeye.
25: Chanthi, Jay, Kate, John, Holley, Dave (plus Loki and Midas) May, 2010
26: We also hosted a lot of indoor parties.
28: Leanne, Thank you for being a great friend and roommate! You have always been there to talk with me about everything from cooking tips to getting through law school and even my random medical inquiries. Hope you have a terrific birthday and thanks again for being a wonderful friend! -Chris
29: Dear Leanne, HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!! The Mabeys want to wish you a happy birthday. You are always a part of our family. Ever since school ended, our girls have missed you so much. We miss your smiling face and positive outlook on life. I was seriously the luckiest person in Linden Cup to have you as a partner (even though I blew your chances of taking the 'real cup' home). Thank you for always being willing to help Virg and I get out for a night or offering up a place to crash when we come over. We can't wait to get together again soon! Have a great day! Love, Dave, Virginia, Jayda, Makiah and Rylee Mabey
30: Happy Birthday Leanne! I am both so grateful and fortunate to have met such a great person who always inspires me to be greater than I ever think I can be. Thanks for always being a listening ear, a supportive friend, and a shoulder to lean on. Whether it was getting me through Torts (never ask me to spit out the Tort tree right before the exam!) or forcing me to make more friends than I ever wanted, you have always been a great friend. Hope you have a great birthday and sorry we couldn't make it! Midas sends his kisses! Love, Katie and Brandon